Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary & Residency

Phelim Donlon Playwright’s Bursary and Residency is an initiative of Irish Theatre Institute in association with Tyrone Guthrie Centre. The bursary was created in 2015 in honour of Phelim Donlon, former Drama Officer at the Arts Council and a dedicated member of the first Irish Theatre Institute PLAYOGRAPHYIreland Advisory Panel, in acknowledgement of his valued contribution to Irish theatre. For more information on Phelim Donlon see People of Irish Theatre.

Recipients of the award receive a writer’s bursary of €2,000 and two weeks’ fully resourced residency in Annaghmakerrig. Playwrights are afforded the time, physical resources and mentoring necessary to support the writing of a new play. An open call is made annually to playwrights with at least one full-length play staged by a recognised professional production company/producer.

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig

The overarching policy principle of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre (TGC) is to provide the conditions in which artists can focus exclusively and for extended periods on the creation and development of their work.

Previous recipients of the award are Fiona Doyle (2015/16), Dylan Coburn Gray (2016/17), Amy Conroy (2017/18), Karen Cogan (2018/19), Sonya Kelly (2019/20). The current recipient is Stephen Jones (2020/21).

Recipients

Sonya Kelly

Sonya Kelly’s debut solo play, The Wheelchair on My Face, a Show in a Bag…

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Karen Cogan

Karen Cogan’s first play The Half Of It won the Stewart Parker Award 2017 and…

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Amy Conroy

Amy Conroy is an actor, playwright, theatre maker and Artistic Director of HotForTheatre. Her first…

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Dylan Coburn Gray

Dylan Coburn Gray is a writer based in Dublin. His work has won praise for…

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Fiona Doyle

Fiona Doyle’s work in theatre includes Coolatully (winner of the 2014 Papatango New Writing Prize)…

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Stephen Jones

Stephen is an Actor and Writer from Tallaght. Stephen began writing plays at University College…

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